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Bioinformatics Research Associate II
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Under supervision of the Principal Investigator, the SRA II will perform computational and bioinformatic experiments to support research projects investigating the genetic underpinnings of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and neurodegenerative diseases including hereditary ataxia. Job duties primarily involve the analysis of next-generation genomic sequencing data to identify mutations and other forms of variation; utilizing and developing bioinformatic methodologies as well as using online and commercial resources to analyze genetic sequence variations and perform additional genomic assessments; working independently on data analysis and interpretation, RNASeq and WGCNA (weighted gene-coexpression network analysis); maintaining clear documentation of experimental procedures and results; assisting with the generation of figures and text for grant applications and other publications; providing technical assistance to others in the lab; and assisting with training of lab assistants and students.

Job Qualifications
B.S. degree or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related field strongly preferred. General working knowledge of neuroscience, human genetics, molecular genetics, molecular biology, and/or cell biology theories and principles .Good communication skills and ability to work well with multiple individuals. Ability to maintain an organized working area. Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to switch focus as needed. Ability to work independently on data analysis and interpretation. Working knowledge and ability to use computers (PC, MAC, and UNIX or related operating systems), software, and related hardware. Work experience with next-generation sequencing methods and analysis, particularly RNASeq. Working knowledge of bioinformatics, systems biology, and biostatistics Familiarity using online bioinformatic resources (e.g., 1000 Genomes Project, Exome Variant Server, dbSNP, UCSC Genome Browser, etc.) and/or related commercial products . Knowledge of Computer Programming (R preferred) Ability to keep accurate and organized records of experiments, procedures, and data. Knowledge of basic molecular biology/cell biology/genetic techniques.Knowledge of standard laboratory equipment and supplies.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.